International Leaders Training, October 2017
Launching Movements of Multiplying Disciples in Every Nation
This module is missional in content. It progressively informs and equips those attending to identify potential disciples, assess their potential for launching movements, call them to a life of full surrender to Christ, and equip them missionally and Biblically to live kingdom lives and multiply generations of disciples. It clarifies and emphasizes the genetic code of Christianity, the nature and development of movements, and how to lead maturing movements of multiplying disciples. Those who attend this module will receive the training and tools they need to multiply disciples.
Multiplying Healthy Churches (Level 2)
This module is practical and theological. It addresses the nature and history of the Church, the rapid expansion of churches in a disciple-making context, how to facilitate the emergence of healthy redemptive communities, how to re-focus existing churches to make disciples, different expressions of the Church in an exponentially changing world, diagnosing the health of a church, and pastoring a community. Those who attend this module will be well equipped to multiply healthy, missional redemptive communities (churches).
The Spirit Filled Life (Level 2)
This module is equipping. It explores the leading role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the church, the gifts, tools, and weapons of the Spirit, how to be filled with the Spirit, how to walk in the Spirit, and how to engage in strategic spiritual warfare through intercessory prayer and spiritual mapping. Those who attend this module will learn how to pray for their disciples to be filled with the Holy Spirit, tear down spiritual strongholds in their lives, experience freedom in the Spirit, and how to engage in power encounters.
Strategic Leadership (Level 2)
This module is motivational and practical. It covers the basics of Spirit-led leadership, the use of vision to motivate followers, the leadership gifts, creating a leadership culture in your church and movement, and how to identify, train, and place your leaders. Those who attend this module will see leadership styles illustrated in the Scriptures, learn how to establish priorities, strategically use time and resources, and how to develop better communication skills in the context of your personal spiritual gift mix.
Richard Greene developed the content of the Keystone Project training on the field in India and southern and eastern Africa between 1994 and 2004. As he conducted leadership training for interdenominational Christian leaders in those regions, he became increasingly concerned with the ineffectiveness of local indigenous churches to impact their immediate cultural context or penetrate unreached areas. This was largely due to a traditional focus on planting western-style churches oriented around a building, resulting in an unintended neglect of evangelism and disciple-making. Resources, training, staff, and energy were being directed towards the establishment of local churches with the hope that these churches would do the work of evangelism and discipleship. In reality, the local churches became high maintenance institutions designed to reach a limited constituency. Evangelism and discipleship became increasingly contextualized within the churches and failed to cross cultural or social boundaries.
The answer was to take evangelism and discipleship beyond the local church context and extend it across social and cultural boundaries. This process began by combining the two disciplines into one (i.e., evangelism was integrated into a holistic discipleship process), and redefining discipleship in organic, missional terms rather than academic ones. We encouraged leaders to make disciples as they served the poor, the displaced, and the community. The Bible was learned in the process of doing what it teaches.
The results were astounding. Trained leaders launched disciple-making movements which resulted in thousands of disciples and churches, none of which required outside funding. In Ethiopia alone, between 2004 and 2007, we were able to document 45,000 new churches or cells and 2.5 million new disciples among 19 denominations and non-denominational groups and leaders. In Uganda we have credible documented reports of one leader who, in the same time frame, has seen over 15,000 new churches and many thousands of new disciples. Similar results have taken place in Somalia, Djibouti, southern Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Kenya, Zambia, and northeastern India. Movements have been established in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Cyprus, and the USA.
Richard is now based in Keystone, South Dakota where he lives with his wife. He has nine children, many of whom are now grown and serving on staff with the Keystone Project. He continues to lead the Keystone Project and to provide this dynamic training around the world.
Weekend Schedule:Saturday: Free day for shopping and sight seeing (group trip to Mount Rushmore)
Sunday: 10:00am-12:00pm Worship Service. Afternoons open.
Training Venue and Accommodations
The Keystone Project training will be taking place in The Keystone Project Ministry Center, in beautiful Keystone, South Dakota (home of Mt. Rushmore). Hotel accommodations will be in Rushmore Express. Hotel reservations will include the night before the training module of your choice thru the last night of training and are included in the training, free of charge.
The accomodations that will be provided free of charge during the length of the training will be a room shared with another student of the same gender. Private rooms can be purchased at $70.00 per night. Payment will be accepted upon arrival at The Rushmore Express.Rushmore Express
320 Old Cemetery Road
Keystone, SD 57751
There will be an airport shuttle to transport you from the Rapid City (RAP) Airport to the Rushmore Express Hotel.
A continental breakfast, catered lunch and dinner will be provided with registration unless otherwise noted.
Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided at the conference.
A generous donation has allowed us to offer this training free of charge. However, if you would like to donate to the Keystone Project, it would be greatly appreciated, and you can do so, here.
Advanced Level 2 Equipping Training
Orientation for International Student (October 2)
Launching Movements Of Disciples (October 3 – 6)
Multiplying Healthy Churches (October 9 – 13)
The Spirit Filled Life (October 16 – 20)
Strategic Leadership (October 23 – 24)
Graduation and Commissioning (October 25)
(The accommodations that will be provided free of charge during the length of the training will be a room shared with another student of the same gender.)
- International students should plan on arriving in Rapid City (Airport Code RAP) on October 1st and they should plan to depart from Rapid City on October 26th. There will be no housing available for international students the night of October 26th and following. Please note that all student travel in the USA must take place before the training begins, as all students are required to return to their countries immediately following the training.
- Please note that the Keystone Project has no registered agents in other countries. You should apply for the training only through our Training Coordinator, Dustin Stuckey, and there is never a cost to apply for the training. However, the Keystone Project is not responsible for any fees incurred in the application process—including visa or travel document fees, airfares, or anything else.
Training Contact Info
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About the Keystone Project
The Keystone Project is a global missions network of churches and leaders committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission in this generation.